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Pukete School set in the historic Pukete area (Hamilton) opened originally in 1879 and moved into it’s new site in 1973. It is a contributing primary school for students from Years 1-6 with a role of over 430 students.

Pukete Map

Pukete has a proud history and in 2015 – Pukete Pou was erected and unveiled in the school grounds, by Hon Te Ururoa Flavell. The main top figure depicts Wairere who was an important ancestor directly linked to the origins of the name Waikato following his birth during the 1600s.He was a famous chief and had many numerous descendants. His tribe, Ngati Wairere are the local iwi upon the lands that Hamilton City is built upon. There are several other representative figures on the Pou including the four individual faces of the winds (Nga hau e wha) which depict the journeys and travels of people from throughout the nation and across the world who associate with Pukete School. Another figure depicts Koura, She was an outstanding leader. She was has chosen as a deity for developing a strong leader.

Pukete Pou

Pukete Pou

Reaching the 1 million mark was helped by the fact that Pukete School are very well resourced for digital learning. All classes have screens that can be used for teaching, and sharing digital learning. Across the school they have a variety of devices available for learning including iPads, Apple TVs, laptops, Chromebooks, and desktop computers. These are integrated into classroom programmes as tools to extend learning, access information, and work collaboratively.

 

Pukete School loves Skoolbo and it shows, with an average improvement rate of 33.5%, and the help of 17 Super Champs (Individuals who have answered over 10,000 questions), the students have also managed an amazing 14,448 Personal Bests.

 

You rock Pukete School-keep up the awesome work.

 

GO PUKETE SCHOOL GO!

 

Super St Claudine Thevenet School – 1 Million Answers!!!

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St Claudine Thevenet School is based in Wainuiomata. The school opened in 2005, as a result of St Matthew’s and St Patrick’s Schools merging.

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St Claudine is another school that has embraced the new Technical age with both hands, one of there main lines of communications now is through the St Claudine Thevenet School App.

Here is St Claudine Thevenet in house Skoolbo leaderboard with very strong results coming from D2 and B3, not that we can ignore C2 and C3 who have also gone beyond the 100,000 questions mark.

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St Claudine Thevenet School is a decile 3, Full Primary School (Year 1-8), with over 266 students on their roll.

Reaching 1 million answers was helped by 16 Skoolbo Super champs, students that have answered over 10,000 questions. Throughout the St Claudine Thevenet School has managed just over 12,200 personal bests and an average improvement rate per student of over 35%. Wow incredible stuff!

 

GO ST CLAUDINE THEVENET SCHOOL GO!!

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NICE ONE – NEW LYNN SCHOOL ON BECOMING A MEMBER OF OUR ONE MILLION CLUB!

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New Lynn School is based in Auckland. They have a rich history opening in 1888 with 61 pupils and one teacher (that’s one very busy teacher!). Children originally came to school on horseback.

New Lynn School

New Lynn School has embraced there cultural diversity, opening a Confucius Classroom. “Being a Confucius Classroom means you can have an even better Chinese programme.”

Janine Chin, Manager at Confucius Institute also said she commended Greg Roebuck, the principal and the school teaching staff on their Chinese language commitment to date which has seen students grow and use their Chinese more confidently. “Mandarin is the most widely spoken language in the world” she said. “Learning Chinese enables you to learn many new things and make lots of new friends.”

We expect the Skoolbo Mandarin Language dragon is well used in this classroom!

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New Lynn School is a decile 4, contributing (Year 1-6), with over 365 students on their roll.

Reaching 1 million answers was helped by 18 Skoolbo Super champs, students that have answered over 10,000 questions and 16 classes that have answered over 50,000 questions. Throughout the school New Lynn has managed just under 10,000 personal bests and an average improvement rate per student of over 31%. Wow incredible stuff!!

GO NEW LYNN SCHOOL GO!!

Super Sherwood Primary School! Welcome to the Million Club.

Sherwood Primary LogoSherwood Primary School is located in Browns Bay on Auckland’s North Shore. It has a role of around 460 students from new entrants to Year 6.

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Sherwood School has a strong focus on the use of technology and eLearning to support children’s education and each classroom is well equipped for this. With this in mind it is no wonder that the talented students have answered over 1 Million questions on Skoolbo.

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Sherwood school has over 11,359 Personal best on Skoolbo with 23 Super Champs (Students that have answered over 10k), they have 2 classes sitting above 100,000 answers and the whole school has an average improvement rate of 35.6%.

Sherwood Leaderboard

 

In June this year Sherwood School had a fantastic visit from Mr Stu Duval where the students had 2 sessions with him on storytelling and cartooning, it is so wonderful to see that not only do the children, work hard on their literacy and maths skills but also take time out to explore their creative side.Sherwood Stu Duval

 

GO SHERWOOD SCHOOL GO!!

Good Going Glen Eden School to Reach 1 Million Answers on Skoolbo!!!!

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Last year Glen Eden Primary School celebrated its 100th year anniversary, what a fantastic milestone for the school, in 2016 we are celebrating yet another milestone, the students reaching the Million Club on Skoolbo!

GEPS Leaderboard

Room 12 are not far away from yet another wonderful celebration, with just over 8,500 questions to go, their class will have answered 100,000 questions!

Glen Eden Primary School is based in West Auckland and has a role of 360   students. Part of GEPS vision is;“We believe that all children are capable of achieving and encourage them to do this to the highest standard. We find ways to make children’s learning exciting and meaningful in an environment that is both stimulating and inviting. We provide authentic contexts in which to learn. We know that everyone learns differently and at different stages. We provide programmes that challenge children and push them to think. Our major emphasis is on literacy and numeracy”.

Glen Eden School takes great pride in the different cultures that their children represent, last week they had both the Kapa Haka and Samoan groups perform in the Kelifest.

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During term 4 the students will get a chance to try out new activities through their elective programme, Garden to Table, weaving, mural making, ice skating and many more! What a fantastic way to finish the school year and to make learning both fun and rewarding.

GEPS Garden

We are sure that they will still find time to continue on their fantastic Skoolbo learning journey and to grow their numbers from 8,412 Personal Best and an average improvement rate of 28.7%.

Go Glen Eden Primary School Go!!!!

 

High Five to Hillcrest Normal School!!

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Answering one million questions on Skoolbo is an outstanding achievement and we are excited to welcome the students of Hillcrest Normal School to our Million Club, they join an elite group of 31 NZ schools. Only 233 Schools worldwide are members of this club!

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With a role of 415 students and a school vision of “Developing lifelong learners who are confident, connected and actively involved in their learning”.  No wonder they have answered over 1 million question with 11,359 Personal Best, and an average improvement rate of 35.6%.

This kind of success doesn’t just happen and we know that reaching this level requires great determination and self-belief on behalf of the students. We’re sure they have also had wonderful enabling support from some pretty fantastic parents, carers and teachers.

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Not only are the students from Hillcrest Normal School whizzes on Skoolbo but they are also amazingly active and super creative!!!!

 

Go Hillcrest Normal Go!!!!!

FANTASTIC EFFORT FAIRHAVEN SCHOOL ON BECOMING A ONE MILLION CLUB MEMBER!

Fairhaven School is based in Te Puke – ‘Kiwifruit’ country. This school is a Decile 3 school with a roll of over 380 pupils and caters for Y1-6.

They are fully  ICT/technology focused with specific classes and ipads  available in each classroom. Fairhaven also has a dedicated computer suite, with a specialist ICT teacher.

Fairhaven has had a great many success through their work in the computer suite – this dates back to the establishment of the suite.

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There greatest achievement (other than the 1 million Skoolbo club of course!) is that they have managed to be a finalist in all 5 categories of the MADE (Movie and Digital Excellence) Awards since its inception in 2008. Taking out the Supreme award in 2013.

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Weta workshop Supreme Award Winners in 2013

On top of it’s busy ICT life, Fairhaven School also runs a Maori bilingual Pod known as ‘Toitoi Manawa o Fairhaven”  This is a Level 2 Māori immersion unit (i.e. >50% instructional te reo)

Te Tipu’    Years 1-3   ‘Te Mahuri’    Years 4-6   

Fairhaven schools love of Skoolbo shows, with an average improvement rate of 28.6%, and the help of 14 Super Champs (Individuals who have answered over 10,000 questions), the students have also managed an amazing 13,101 Personal Bests.

You rock Fairhaven School-keep up the awesome work. Let’s get you into the 2 million club!

Fairhaven-logo_small_GO FAIRHAVEN SCHOOL GO!!

CONGRATULATIONS VOGELTOWN SCHOOL FOR JOINING THE ONE MILLION CLUB

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Vogeltown 100As well as reaching the 1 million mark, Vogeltown School “The best school in New Plymouth” has just turned 100 years old.

Vogeltown is a decile 6 school with a role of just over 300 students.

 

 

Reaching the 1 million mark proves that Vogeltown school loves a challenge and to challenge their students, through both technology and physical activity. Cooking, mountain biking and gymnastics  are just some of the activities available to students at Vogeltown School. These activities are possible because teachers volunteer to share their outside interests as an extension activity for middle and senior students,  in order to stretch children to try new things.
Vogeltown RuggerIt’s pretty cool to see Rugger also makes an appearance at Vogeltown School both in person and through the new www.Rugger.co.nz App (This is a FREE app that teaches spelling, Te Reo and Samoan).

 

 

 

Skoolbo was given some lovely teacher, student and parent feedback from Vogeltown School ;

“My kids love skoolbo and they really enjoy the spelling app on Ruggerland”

“Three parents have mentioned how Skoolbo has helped their child’s learning. One is particular, the parents couldn’t get their child interested in reading etc and now the first thing he wants to do when he gets home is play Skoolbo. They have seen a big change in his attitude and results at school”

Joanne Harold Room 5

“I use it everyday in my Senior Year 5/6 classroom and the children really love it. It’s great that the children can play against one another and choose their own topics. Presenting the Skoolbo 10,000 point trophy to the winners in the assemblies is a great celebration for their achievement. We have seen many junior school children achieve the 10,000 points and receive the trophy which their teachers are is ecstatic with.”

Josh Stirling Room 12

Some statements from kids are below;

“ I love learning new languages and customising my characters superheroes. Cody.S”

“ I love all the things you can buy with the bo coins and that you can face multiple schools around NZ. Kahn”

“ I like the fluency and spelling. Ruby”

“ I like the maths and learning new languages. Heremaia”

Vogeltown school loves Skoolbo and it shows, with an average improvement rate of 30%, and the help of 11 Super Champs (Individuals who have answered over 10,000 questions), the students have also managed an amazing 13656 Personal Bests.

Here are some cool kids from Mr Stirling’s Room 12 class having fun on Skoolbo.

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We are very excited to have you on board.

 

GO VOGELTOWN SCHOOL GO!!

CONGRATULATIONS KAPANUI SCHOOL FOR JOINING THE ONE MILLION CLUB

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Kapanui School is a decile 9 school with a roll of over 550.  Located in Waikanae on the beautiful Kapiti Coast north of Wellington.

kapanuilargepicKapanui School’s outstanding vision to  “Rise and Shine” reflects the winning attitudes and determination that got them to the 1 million club.

“For all our students to rise to the challenge of learning and shine brightly every day during their learning journey at Kapanui School.”

Kapanui School  has an emphasis on digital learning with computers networked in all classrooms and internet and intranet access along with a technology programme for seniors.

They also have an awesome online library system, which means students can search and reserve books directly from their computers.

Kapanui School achieved this milestone with the help of 10 Super Champs (Individuals who have answered over 10,000 questions), an amazing 13,424 Personal Bests and an outstanding average improvement rate of 27.3%.

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We are very excited to have you on board.

 

GO KAPANUI SCHOOL GO!!

TAUWHARE SCHOOL JOINS THE MILLION CLUB

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Tauwhare School is a decile 9 school with a roll of just under 170 pupils. It is located in between, Hamilton, Cambridge and Morrinsville in the Waikato District.

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TAUWHARE SCHOOL– is a small rural country school, who unlike the big city schools, are able to carry on the fine farming tradition of hosting CALF CLUB DAY. This year’s calf club day is to be held on Friday 14th October 2016. Each child is given the amazing opportunity to hand rear a lamb, calf or kid to bring along for judging!

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There is definitely no “I” in Team at Tauwhare School! – all of their 7 classes have contributed to reaching the Million Club in Skoolbo, with only 170 pupils, this is probably one of our highest / per head achieving schools! – WOW!

Tauwhare has had 20 Super Champs (Individuals who have answered over 10,000 questions), an amazing 13,109 Personal Bests and an average improvement rate of 33.6%.

 GO TAUWHARE SCHOOL GO!!